FNQ Foster Farms Inc.
Home of New Beginnings
Peti provides companionship to Tilly — an older mare who is ex-FFF and very fond of him.
Peti leads a very happy life and is very proud of his good looks, despite only having one eye.
This little chestnut mare was impounded at Mareeba Animal Refuge. When no one came to claim her, she was put up for auction. After a conversation with the ladies from Feathers and Fur who were also looking out for her, FFF secured her future and she came home to the farm for assessment.
Christened Penny, she was initially quiet when in a pen, very frightened and non-trusting of humans when they enter.
We continue to build trust with Penny and we are focusing on her health.
Thankfully, Penny needs a new sponsor to support her through rehabilitation. We are confident that with her nature, she will make a great addition to any horsey family. She will move to the adoption page when she is ready to be rehomed.
Mia is a cracking little brumby mare standing at roughly 14.2hh.
She has heaves, which can be likened to asthma in humans. She is allergic to mold and cannot eat most hay, has to be fresh and mould free. Mia is a lovely ride with absolutely no nasties. She adores being fussed over and has taught many children to ride. Mia will remain with FFF as part of our community based programs.
Monty is the last Riding for the Disabled Association horse and is here for life. We welcome anyone that has spent time with him to come with goodies bag in hand to visit him. Monty will remain in our care due to his special needs. He has a paddock seeing eye horse named pop pop a 38 year old pony that really can't see very well so can lead poor Monty up the wrong path. They seem to work it out.
JJ the lamb came into care quite small for her age, 6 weeks, due to having no mum and resorting to pinching drinks from mums with babies.
She has adjusted very well, putting on weight with regular feeds. She wears a bell on her collar so we can hear when she is coming, plays with a ball and followers her human mum around like a shadow.
JJ will be here to help the non horsey people that need to make a connection with animals
New addition Ziggy is a great unknown. He is a very bargy, 16 year old 13.2hh welsh pony cross appaloosa.
Ziggy displays unsocial behaviour in a herd and with people and often wants to bolt through you.
We are working to increase his understanding about how to communicate with humans and changing his paddock dynamics often to improve his paddock manners.
Ziggy is coming along well with understanding social ques and will soon be added to our adoption page.
We take in retired hens, ducks and all other feathered friends where they can live out their retirements and help clean paddocks by scratching and sieving through the poo piles. Nothing gets by these girls.